William Atherton  American Actor

Current Status

According to our records, William Atherton is possibly single. His last relationship was when Bobbi Goldin married William Atherton on 8th Dec 1980.


William Atherton was previously married to Bobbi Goldin (1980).


William Atherton is a 69 year old American Actor. Born William Atherton Knight on 30th July, 1947 in Orange, Connecticut, USA, he is famous for Looking for Mr. Goodbar in a career that spans 1972–present. His zodiac sign is Leo.

William Atherton has been in 6 on-screen matchups, notably with Diane Keaton in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), Jennifer Jason Leigh in Buried Alive (1990), Susan Blakely in The Twilight Zone (1985), Jessica Walter in Murder, She Wrote (1984) and Tricia O'Neil in Murder, She Wrote (1984).

William Atherton is a member of the following lists: Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts alumni, Male actors from Connecticut and 20th-century American male actors.


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William Atherton69 LeoActor
Bobbi Goldin-Writer


Jinn2014Father WesthoffMovie
Defiance2013Viceroy Berto MercadoTV Show
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie2012Earle SwinterMovie
Jersey Shore Shark Attack2012DolanTV Movie
The Citizen2012WinstonMovie
The Unknown2012Jim LarsonMovie
Workaholics2011Thor HolmvikTV Show
Getting Back to Zero2010Movie
The Kane Files: Life of Trial2010Daniel MorganMovie
The Glades2010Big Jack HaskerTV Show
Castle2009Dr. Ari WeissTV Show
bgFATLdy2008Jo DextonMovie
Aces 'N' Eights2008HowardTV Movie
Ghouls2008StefanTV Movie
Strokes2008Richard McBrideTV Movie
Childrens Hospital2008Levon BainterTV Show
The Girl Next Door2007Adult David MoranMovie
Totally Baked: A Pot-U-Mentary2007Mr. Lyle Funonion (Segment "FunOnion Boardroom")Movie
Hacia la oscuridad2007JohnMovie
Life2007Mickey RaybornTV Show
Headspace2005Dr. Ira GoldMovie
Into the Sun2005CIA Agent BlockMovie
Numb3rs2005Warren PierceTV Show
Gone But Not Forgotten2004Sen. Ray ColbyTV Movie
Boston Legal2004A.D.A. Howard ZaleTV Show
Desperate Housewives2004Dr. BarrTV Show
Lost2004Principal ReynoldsTV Show
The Last Samurai2003Winchester RepMovie
Monk2002Commander Nathan WhitakerTV Show
Burning Down the House2001Arthur KranstonMovie
Race to Space2001Ralph StantonMovie
Justice League2001Dr. DestinyTV Show
Night Visions2001William PriceTV Show
The Crow: Salvation2000Nathan RandallMovie
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge1999Darryl ZanuckTV Movie
Chicken Soup for the Soul1999RonTV Show
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999Ned BogdenTV Show
The Stranger1999ArthurMovie
Michael Kael contre la World News Company1998James DenitMovie
Hoodlum1997Thomas DeweyMovie
Mad City1997DohlenMovie
Stargate SG-11997Emissary VartaTV Show
The Practice1997D.A. Keith PrattTV Show
Bio-Dome1996Dr. Noah FaulknerMovie
Raven Hawk1996Philip ThorneTV Movie
Nash Bridges1996Dr. Linus MillsTV Show
Frank & Jesse1995Allan PinkertonMovie
Broken Trust1995RoemerTV Movie
Virus1995Dr. Reginald HollowayTV Movie
The Outer Limits1995Franklin MurdochTV Show
Saints and Sinners1994Terence McConeMovie
The Pelican Brief1993Bob GminskiMovie
Chrome Soldiers1992Sheriff BlackwellTV Movie
Diagnosis Murder1992Eric WalkerTV Movie
Die Hard 21990Richard ThornburgMovie
Grim Prairie Tales: Hit the Trail... to Terror1990ArthurMovie
Buried Alive1990Cortland 'Cort' van OwenTV Movie
Law & Order1990Dan Jensen, Don SnyderTV Show
Tales from the Crypt1989Malcolm MayflowerTV Show
Die Hard1988Richard ThornburgMovie
Intrigue1988DoggettTV Movie
The Law and Harry McGraw1987TV Show
No Mercy1986Allan DeveneuxMovie
A Fight for Jenny1986Michael RosenTV Movie
Real Genius1985Prof. Jerry HathawayMovie
The Equalizer1985Martin 'Alpha' Loeber, GideonTV Show
The Twilight Zone1985Brian Wolfe (segment "The Card"), Mr. Dundee (segment "Night of the Meek")TV Show
Ghostbusters1984Walter PeckMovie
Murder, She Wrote1984Larry HolleranTV Show
Malibu1983Stan HarveyTV Movie
Tomorrow's Child1982Jim SpenceTV Movie
The House of Mirth1981Lawrence SeldenTV Movie
A Single Light1981TV Movie
Centennial1978Jim LloydTV Show
Looking for Mr. Goodbar1977JamesMovie
Independence1976Benjamin RushShort Film
The Day of the Locust1975Tod HackettMovie
The Hindenburg1975BoerthMovie
The Sugarland Express1974Clovis Michael PoplinMovie
Class of '441973Fraternity PresidentMovie
The New Centurions1972JohnsonMovie
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CraigSnyderMay 21, 2013

He's played a real idiot in Real Genious and the Die Hard movies.
I really like him as an actor.

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    William Atherton (born July 30, 1947), born William Robert Atherton Knight, Jr., is an American film, stage and television actor....

    Confirmed Relationships1
    First Name William
    Last Name Atherton
    Full Name at Birth William Atherton Knight
    Alternative Name Bill
    Age 69 years
    Birthday 30th July, 1947
    Birthplace Orange, Connecticut, USA
    Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
    Build Average
    Eye Color Brown - Dark
    Hair Color Blonde
    Zodiac Sign Leo
    Sexuality Straight
    Ethnicity White
    Nationality American
    University Drama School at Carnegie Institute of Technology, Carnegie-Mellon University in 1969
    Occupation Text Actor, Producer, Voice Artist
    Occupation Actor
    Claim to Fame Looking for Mr. Goodbar
    Year(s) Active 1972–present
    Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Stone Manners Salners Agency
    Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/432/000131039/, www.williamatherton.com/, www.facebook.com/pages/William-Atherton/109381829090475, www.behindthevoiceactors.com/William-Atherton/
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